April 2011

Academic Advising

Registration for WPI's summer classes is now open. Those students who did not do well this academic year may want to consider the Summer Bridge program. Summer Bridge offers students the opportunity to improve their academic standing and develop the skills necessary to help them be academically successful. For more information on the Summer Bridge program read on or visit the Academic Advising website.

Please remember that the Advising Staff is here to assist students be academically successfully. We offer a wide array of student support services that can be tailored to fit the individual needs of students.

Summer Bridge 2011

Summer Bridge is an opportunity for all students—particularly for those who have completed the 2010-11 academic year on Academic Warning or Probation—to improve their academic standing and, in some cases, restore their eligibility for financial aid.

Participation in the program is recommended for students who are on Academic Warning or Probation and want to improve their academic standing or for students who have struggled academically this year. Successful completion of this program will strengthen financial aid petition applications (if applicable) but will not improve students’ academic standing. Students who do not meet the “Bridge” eligibility requirements but want to simply improve their study skills can also enroll.

Students who have been suspended may submit a petition to request to attend the Summer Bridge program. Successful completion of this program may strengthen the petition requesting to return for the fall semester on Academic Probation. Students in this category should contact the Advising Office to make an appointment with one of the Advising staff prior to submitting the petition to attend the Summer Bridge program.

While the Summer Bridge program is open to all students, students who finish the academic year on Academic Warning or Probation must have passed at least two units of academic work (six courses excluding Physical Education and ROTC courses) during the previous four terms to be eligible to improve their academic standing through the Bridge program. If students are financial aid applicants in this category, the classes they pass during the Summer Bridge Program will be added to the number of courses completed during terms A'10 – D'11 when reviewing their eligibility for financial assistance for the 2011–12 academic year.

“Bridge” students must enroll in E-Term for two courses of their own choosing plus the five-week Learning and Study Skills course offered through Academic Advising. This course will take a holistic view of learning and will include topics such as stress and time management, reading and writing skills, and group dynamic work. Tuition is $450 and runs Monday through Thursday, May 31 through June 29. Students can register for this course, as well as their two E-Term courses, on Bannerweb.

If students have received an NR in a foundation course (Calculus: MA1021-1024, Differential Equations: MA2051, Statistics: MA2611, Linear Algebra: MA2071, Physics: PH1110-11120, Chemistry: CH1010-1020), they may retake that course at WPI in E-Term for 50% of the regular tuition.

For questions about this program or other summer options for course work, please contact Rebekah Schulze in Academic Advising at schulze@wpi.edu or +1-508-831-5381.

Career Development Center

Find a Job

The CDC's web-based Job Finder software can help your son or daughter find a summer internship or full-time job. All students have access to this system. For username and password information visit the Job Finder web page. We post job opportunities on a daily basis, including full-time and part-time positions, summer internships, and cooperative education positions. Students may finish their classes on May 3, but the CDC receives job opportunities throughout May, June, and July. We encourage your student to login to Job Finder on a regular basis to check for new opportunities.

Job Finder Hands-on Workshops

Students may attend one of the following workshops to learn to use Job Finder (held in Gordon Library, Anderson Lab A).

April 11, 2–3pm
April 19, 12–1pm
April 26, 1–2pm

Students also may meet with a CDC staff member regarding assistance with summer internship or full-time job search. Call the CDC at +1-508-831-5260 for an appointment.

Fill a Job

If you work for an organization interested in hiring full-time, summer interns, or co-op positions, the CDC would be happy to help. Employers can post opportunities for WPI students through our Job Finder system. You can learn more online about our employer services or call the CDC at +1-508-831-5260.

Financial Aid

WPI Financial Aid Upper Class Applications were due on March 18, 2011. If your student has not returned this form but is applying for financial aid for 2011–12, it should be turned in as soon as possible.

Students attending E-Term 2011 who are applying for federal or private loans should complete the 2011–12 Summer Application for Student Loans, which can be found here.

Financial aid award letters for the 2011–12 academic year should be mailed around the first week of July 2011.

As always this information and information on a variety of other financial aid subjects is found on our website.


Men’s Rower Moore to attend Cambridge University

Worcester, MA—WPI senior stroke Hank Moore has been accepted to St. Edmund's College at Cambridge University starting in the fall of 2011. Moore, a civil engineering major at WPI, will study real estate development and finance. He will also be trying out for the Cambridge University Boat Club and hopes to earn a seat in the "Blue Boat" that races Oxford every spring. The "Boat Race", first rowed in 1829, ranks among the premier sporting events in Britain. Read more...

Richard Finishes 13th in 400-Meter Dash Preliminary Heat at NCAA Championships

Columbus, OH—WPI sophomore Noelle Richard (Oxford, MA) finished the 400-meter preliminary heats with a 57.98 for 13th place at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday night. The event was hosted by Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. Running in the fourth and final heat, Richard placed third in an ultra-tight race that saw runners two, three and four post identical times of 57.98. Read more.

The spring postseason begins this week as Women’s Crew hosts the NEWMAC Championships Saturday morning on Lake Quinsigamond. Five of the six schools competing for the title have varsity eight boats ranked in the Top #13, including eighth-ranked WPI. Both the men and women placed second this past weekend in Donahue Cup. Good feature on freshman Elisabeth Boulanger in the Grafton Patch

Another week, another NCAA Provisional qualifier for Track and Field. Julie Eagle jumped 5-5 at the UMass Invitational and currently sits in ninth place nationwide. The Track and Field teams head to Springfield this weekend for a tri-meet with Coast Guard.

Both Baseball and Softball close out NEWMAC play this week. Baseball enters the week tied with Coast Guard at 7-7 for the fourth and final spot in the NEWMAC Tournament. After a non-conference game Monday against Fitchburg State, the Engineers face Clark on Tuesday before a three-game weekend series with Wheaton. Softball heads to Worcester State for a twinbill on Wednesday before traveling to Wheaton on Friday and hosting Smith on Saturday in NEWMAC doubleheaders.

Check us out online at www.wpi.edu/athletics or follow us on Twitter at @WPIAthletics.

See you at the games - Rusty

Last Week’s Results

Tuesday, April 5
    Softball at Nichols (DH) - Moved to Monday, April 18

Wednesday, April 6
    Baseball 13, Clark 8     
    Clark 6, Softball 3          
    Clark 6, Softball 5

 Thursday, April 7
    Clark 10, Baseball 3

Friday, April 8
    Coast Guard 3, Baseball 0          
    Springfield 5, Softball 1          
    Springfield 9, Softball 1

Saturday, April 9
    Baseball 4, Coast Guard 2          
    Coast Guard 9, Baseball 6          
    Wellesley 6, Softball 0          
    Wellesley 2, Softball 0

Men’s Track and Field - 6th Place at UMass Amherst Invitational
Women’s Track and Field - 6th Place at UMass Amherst Invitational
Men’s Crew - 2nd Place in the Donahue Cup
Women’s Crew - 2nd Place in the Donahue Cup 

Sunday, April 10
    Men’s Crew - 3rd Place vs. Rochester, Bates and University of Rhode Island
    Women’s Crew - 5th Place vs. Bates, Wellesley, Rochester and Trinity 

Next Week’s Games

Monday, April 11
    Fitchburg State at Baseball (at Assumption) 3:30pm

Tuesday, April 12
    Baseball at Clark 3pm

Wednesday, April 13 
    Softball at Worcester State (DH) 4pm

Friday, April 15
    Softball at Wheaton (DH) 3pm          
    Wheaton at Baseball (at Holy Cross) 3:30pm

Saturday, April 16
    Track and Field at Springfield with Coast Guard 11am
    Baseball at Wheaton (DH) Noon
    Smith at Softball (DH) Noon    
    Men’s Crew vs. Trinity, University of New Hampshire and Bates
    Women’s Crew at NEWMAC Championships (hosted by WPI)

Sunday, April 17
    Men’s Crew - Baker Cup vs. Tufts and Class of 2009 Cup vs RIT
    Women’s Crew vs. RIT, William Smith, Skidmore, Washington College, Tufts (Bernie Brown Cup vs Tufts)

Men’s Athlete of the Week 

Daniel Thomas - Baseball - Sophomore - First Base - Manchester, NH
Daniel Thomas has been tabbed as the WPI Men’s Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 10th. The sophomore batted .412 in five games this past week collecting four extra base hits including two home runs while registering six RBI and crossing the plate five times. In the first game against Clark, Thomas was a double short of a cycle and amassed four of his six RBI on the week as he went 3-for-5. The first baseman capped off the week going 2-for-4 versus Coast Guard with a round-tripper and a pair of RBI and runs scored.

Women’s Athlete of the Week

Julie Eagle - Women’s Track and Field - Sophomore - Rock Island, IL
Julie Eagle has been selected as the WPI Women’s Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 10th. Eagle soared 5-5 in the high jump to finish second at the UMass Amherst Invitational besting 10 participants from Division I institutions and in the process reached a Division III NCAA provisional qualifying mark. The performance also tied the WPI record set by teammate Adrianna Davis (Chelmsford, MA) last season and makes the sophomore eligible to compete in the Division III New England, All-New England and ECAC Division III Championship meets.

Baseball (11-16 overall, 7-7 NEWMAC)
Baseball played five games in four days this past week going 2-3. WPI banged out 14 hits and scored three or more runs in three different innings en route to a 13-8 win over Clark in NEWMAC baseball action on Wednesday afternoon at Granger Field. Sophomore Daniel Thomas (Manchester, NH) paced the WPI offense with a 3-for-5 day and four RBI, while senior Bryan Watkins (Belmont, MA) was 3-for-4 with two RBI. Clark opened the scoring in the second on a homerun for a 1-0 lead. The Engineers responded with five runs in the top of the third with the help of a pair of Cougar miscues. Shane Sampson (Worcester, MA) scored on an Alex Posch (Hopedale, MA) double to even the score and then came around to score on double by Nick Bean (Middleboro, MA). RBI singles by both Thomas and Watkins made the score 4-1 and then a sacrifice fly by John Flynn (Albion, ME) ended the inning's scoring. Clark got a run back on another homerun in the bottom of the frame, then crept closer in the fourth inning with a triple to center and a single. WPI was back at it in the fifth, plating three runs on a Flynn groundout, a Sampson RBI single and a Posch double to make the score 8-3. The lead moved to 10-3 when Thomas connected for a two-run homer in the seventh and then ballooned to 13-3 when Mitch McClune (Pembroke, MA) connected for an RBI single and then scored when Thomas tripled to right field. Thomas then scored on a Watkins sacrifice fly. The Cougars mounted a rally in the bottom of the eighth when they scored five runs on four hits. Engineer starter Sean Minor (Sherman Oaks, CA) went the first seven-plus innings, scattering eighth hits, while striking out seven and walking just one. Reliever Brandon Boucher (Manchester, NH), tossed the final two innings, allowing just one hit. Clark downed WPI 10-3 on Thursday. The Engineers opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning. Mike Gauvin (Leominster, MA) led off with a single up the middle and tallied the first run of the contest when Bean doubled to right center. A single through the right side by McClune allowed Bean to score for the 2-0 lead. In the second inning, the Crimson and Gray added another run as Sampson was hit by a pitch, advanced on an error, a sacrifice bunt by Kyle Bartosik (Midland Park, NJ) and a wild pitch. Clark would get all three runs back in the third. The Cougars took a 5-3 lead in the fifth. Clark doubled its run total with a five-spot in the top of the ninth inning. McClune notched a pair of hits for the Crimson and Gray while Thomas drew a pair of walks. Alex Julian (Sterling, MA) (1-2) surrendered five runs on eleven hits in 7 1/3 innings with three strikeouts. Bryan Schopka (Tinton Falls, NJ) pitched the balance of the contest allowing five runs (three earned) on four hits. WPI fell to Coast Guard 3-0 on Friday. The Bears scored the only run it would need in the first on an RBI single. Coast Guard added a run in the third before closing the scoring with a single run in the seventh. Shane Sampson (Worcester, MA) had a pair of hits for WPI. Eric Johnson (Rutland, MA) (0-4) took the loss as worked 6 2/3 innings allowing eight hits, three runs -- two earned, while walking two and striking out two. Nolan Murphy (Shrewsbury, MA) tossed 6 1/3 strong innings in the first game on Saturday afternoon. WPI would score all four of its runs in the opener on just one hit in the bottom of the fourth inning. After walks to Thomas and McClune, Sampson sacrifice bunt was mishandled to load the bases. Watkins plated Thomas with a single and McClune came around to score on a throwing error. Two batters later Posch executed a squeeze play to perfection to score Sampson. Matt Blakeman (Bedford NH) closed out the WPI rally with a RBI groundout. Murphy was outstanding in his first start after an injury nearly two weeks ago. The graduate student took a no-hitter into the sixth inning. He improved to 2-1 on the season and picked up his 10th career victory by yielding just three hits and three walk. While Murphy put two runners on in the seventh with just one out, Minor came on and got a strikeout and then allowed a two-run double to left end the game. It marked just the third career relief appearance for the right hander, and his first save since the opening game of the 2009 NCAA Tournament versus Suffolk. The Engineers played strong defense ending threats in both the first and sixth innings throw out attempted stolen bases. WPI came out firing on all cylinders in the nightcap. After starting pitcher Kyle Boucher (Manchester MA) struck out the side in the top of the first, the Crimson and Gray put four on the board in the bottom of the frame with hits on four of the first five at-bats and RBI base knocks by Bean, Thomas, Sampson and Mike Gauvin (Leominster, MA). Coast Guard got a run back in the second on a run-producing double before breaking through with four runs in the top of the third inning. WPI tied the game in the bottom of the fourth when Watkins chased Posch home with an RBI single to right. Coast Guard avoided further damage on the play throwing out a runner at the plate that would have given the Engineers the lead back. Coast Guard took the lead for good with three runs in the top of sixth. The teams closed out the scoring by trading runs in the seventh. Thomas launched his fourth homer of the year for the Engineers in the bottom of the inning. Reliever Forrest Dwyer (Winthrop ME) shouldered the loss for WPI The junior allowed four runs (three earned) in four innings of work. WPI is back in action Monday at 3:30pm when they host Worcester County rival Fitchburg State at Assumption. On Tuesday the team wraps up a three-game NEWMAC regular season series at Clark. The contest is scheduled to take place at 3pm on Clark’s Granger Field. Wheaton is in town on Friday to begin a NEWMAC three-game set at 3:30pm on the campus of Holy Cross. The teams will finish the series with a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at noon in Norton.

Softball (14-15 overall, 2-10 NEWMAC)
Clark swept host WPI 6-3 and 6-5 in a key NEWMAC softball doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon. In game one, Lauren DiFelice (Acushnet, MA) launched a home run to left center to put the Engineers in front 1-0 in the second inning. The Crimson and Gray tacked on another run in the fourth as Katherine Fitton (Lebanon, CT) singled, advanced on a pair of Cougar miscues, and was plated on a base hit by DiFelice. The Cougars evened the game in the fifth. WPI grabbed the lead again in the sixth. Kim Martilla (Kings Park, NY) reached on an error and made her way around the base paths courtesy of a fielder's choice, a Maddie Willer (Penfield, NY) single and another Cougar miscue. The visitors scored four times in the seventh to take the lead and the game. Allie Hardy (West Townsend, MA) surrendered six runs (five earned) in a complete game effort. The junior struck out six and dipped to 5-3 on the season. The Engineers lit up the scoreboard early in the bottom of the first inning of the second game. Leadoff hitter Nicole McDonough (Stoughton, MA) deposited a 3-2 pitch that cleared the fence for a home run. Juliana Fekete (Belgrade, ME) walked and Fitton joined her on the base via a miscue two batters later. DiFelice reached on a dropped fly ball to load the bases with one out. Martilla and Sarah Johnson (Eastham, MA) each delivered RBI to push the advantage to 3-0. Clark responded in the next half inning on a double to left field to plate its first run. The Cougars brought the game to a standstill with a pair of runs in the fourth. In the Clark fifth, a lead off homer gave the Cougars a 4-3 advantage. WPI regained the lead in its half of the inning after McDonough doubled and came around to score on a single by Erin Beaulieu (Bethany, CT). Beaulieu put the hosts ahead two batters later when she came plateward on an RBI single by DiFelice. The cat-and-mouse game continued in the sixth as Clark scored the final two runs to win the game 6-5. Erin Flaherty (Stoughton, MA) (6-5) took the loss giving up six runs (four earned) and striking out eight in six innings of work. Christa Cosica (Lakeville, MA) was in the circle for the final inning of the day, hurling a scoreless seven inning. DiFelice led all players with four hits on the day for the Engineers. Springfield swept host WPI 5-1 and 9-1 in a NEWMAC softball twinbill on Friday afternoon. After five scoreless innings, Springfield jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the opener. Sprinfield and WPI matched runs in the seventh. Willer singled to allow DiFelice to cross home plate for the Crimson and Gray tally. The Engineers defense turned two of the game's three double plays and neither team committed an error. Coscia was charged with the loss (3-4) after giving up five runs on eight hits in the final four innings for the Engineers. Hardy tossed three scoreless frames before being relieved by Coscia. In the nightcap, Springfield put up a trio of runs in the first inning. A solo home run blast by pushed Springfield's lead to 5-0 in the fourth. In the bottom of the inning, WPI grabbed a run back. Beaulieu singled and was pinch run for by Katherine Goldberg (Plainville, MA) on the base paths. Fitton doubled and a ground out enabled Goldberg to get the Engineers on the board. The Pride scored twice in the fifth and sixth for an 9-1 edge. Flaherty took the loss (6-6) for the Engineers surrendering seven earned runs on 10 hits and striking out five. On the day, Fekete and Willer each registered two hits for the Engineers. Wellesley shutout WPI 6-0 and 2-0 in a NEWMAC softball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. In the third inning of the first contest, Wellesley had its biggest inning of the day going ahead 3-0. The Blue added another pair of runs in the fourth on a 2-RBI double. WPI looked to get a run across in the bottom half of the inning. Fitton reached on a dropped fly ball and advanced to second to start the rally. Martilla singled and Fitton headed home and would be tagged out on a tremendous throw from the right fielder Townsend. In the fifth, a solo shot to left field increased the vistorys lead to 6-0. Cosica (3-5) gave up four earned runs on seven hits in five innings for the loss. Hardy threw two scoreless innings in relief for the Engineers allowing one hit. The Crimson and Gray looked to get on the scoreboard early in game two. Johnson and Willer were in scoring position in the bottom of second after they reached on a fielder's choice and a single. A passed ball allowed both runners to advance to second and third with only one out. A strikeout and a line out derailed the effort. Wellesley picked up a run in the fifth and seventh for the 2-0 win. Flaherty gave up two runs on six hits and fanned three in seven innings of work. Martilla notched two of the three Engineer hits and Fekete drew a pair of walks. WPI hits the road Wednesday when they head over to Worcester State for a 4pm non-conference doubleheader. On Friday the team jumps back into NEWMAC play with a 3pm doubleheader at Wheaton and returns home for a twinbill versus Smith at noon on Saturday.

Men’s Outdoor Track and Field
Jeff Baker (Wallingford, CT) finished second in a pair of events as Men's Track and Field finished fifth out of seven teams on Saturday at the UMass Amherst Invitational. Williams took the meet with 159 points as Albany came in second with 156.50. WPI amassed 93.5 points to finish ahead of Marist and Trinity.

Baker turned in a 181.5 in the javelin and a 167 in the hammer throw. Also earning runner up finishes for the Engineers were Kyle Morette (Leominster, MA) in the pole vault (13-9.25) and Stephen Kocienski(Schaghticoke, NY) in the 200-meter dash (22.82). Kocienski went on to a sixth place showing in the 400-meter dash (50.32). Edmund Eduah (Accra, Ghana) and Tim Forrest (Madison, CT) jumped to third and fourth place distances of 41-7.75 and 41-6.5. Nick Everett (Natick, MA) was fourth in the high jump (5-10.5) as was Mitch Giroux (Dighton, MA) in the steeplechase (10:04.97). In the shot put, Chris Farren (Plaistow, NH) posted a 40-8.25 for 5th place as did the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 45.91. Leading the Engineers with top ten results were Wesley DeChristofaro (Woonsocket, RI) in the long jump (seventh - 20-5.75), Ditton Kawalya (Kanbala, Uganda) in the 100-meter dash (eighth - 11.71), Forrest in the 110-meter hurdles (ninth - 16.01), Gary Feldman (Ellington, CT) in the discus (10th - 120-7) and Todd Alexander (Foxboro, MA) in the 10,000-meter run (10th - 34:12.22). Rounding out the Crimson and Gray front-runners were Lane Thornton (Richmond, VT) in the 1,500-meter run (19th - 4:10.52) and Josh Matte (Litchfield, NH) in the 800-meter run (20th - 2:02.94). WPI ventures to Springfield in a tri-meet with Coast Guard on Saturday.

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field
Julie Eagle
 (Rock Island, IL) and Noelle Richard (Oxford, MA) led the way as WPI Women's Track and Field finished sixth out of 10 teams competing at the UMass Amherst Invitational on Saturday. Albany won the meet as they scored 214.50 points and Williams was the highest placing Division III team with 117 points. WPI scored 47 points to finish in front of of Trinity, Smith, Marist and Quinnipiac. Eagle soared over 5-5 in the high jump to finish second and provisionally qualify for the NCAA championships in addition to the Division III New England, All-New England and ECAC Division III Championship meets. Richard won the 400-meter dash in a time of 57.69, .39 shy of the NCAA outdoor championship provisional standard. The sophomore also finished fifth in the 200-meter dash in 26.28. Kimi Joback (Bedford, NH) and Funmi Adebayo (Medfield, MA) each posted fourth place efforts. Joback tossed the javelin 119-7, while Adebayo's hammer throw flew 136-8. Adebayo was also ninth in the discus throw (89-8). The 4x100-meter relay team checked in fourth (50.58), as the 4x400-relay quartet came home 12th (4:25.96). A pair of WPI runners finished fifth and sixth in the 10,000-meter run as Hannah McCallum (Lafayette, CO) and Jenn Mann (Chelmsford, MA) posted times of 42:40.78 and 42:41.17. Jacqui Foti (Hopkinton, NH) cleared 8-8.25 for sixth in the pole vault and Nikole Stone (Harrisville, NH) went 32-6.25 for ninth in the triple jump. Deanna Flaherty (Millbury, MA) narrowly missed a top ten spot in the shot put with a heave of 30-11.25. Pacing the Crimson and Gray in the 100-meter dash was Kyla Wesley (Burlington, MA) who raced to an 11th place 13.07, while Jill Perriera (Lancaster, MA) had a team-best 13th in the 400-meter hurdles (1:16.84). Emily Pearce (Avon, CT) finished 15th in the long jump with a distance of 15-4.25, while Stacey Rauen (San Gabriel, CA) crossed the finish line 28th (5:05.22) in the 1,500-meter run and 36th (2:31.59) in the 800-meter run. Women's Outdoor Track and Field heads to Springfield on Saturday for a tri-meet with Coast Guard.

Men’s Crew
The WPI men's varsity eight was the runner up in this year's Donahue Cup as Men's Crew entertained Williams, Conn College, Rochester, and MIT on Saturday at Lake Quinsigamond. Williams won the Donahue Cup in a time of 6:23.3 as the crew of Hank Moore (Jaffrey, NH), Ben Johnson (Northford, CT), Ricky Holak (Windham NH), Alex Barat (Franklin Park, NJ), Gary Jackson (Hopedale, MA), Philip Kellermeier (Berlin, Germany), Josh Wimble (St. Albans, VT), Jim MacDonald (Worcester, MA) and coxswain Lauren Moloney (Buffalo, NY) finished 23.3 second later and were followed by the entry from Rochester. The Engineers finished second and third in the second varsity race as Thomas Hunter (Maynard, MA), Frederick Hunter (Maynard, MA), Michael Mourkas (Hampden, ME), Zachary Theoharidis(Sedgwick, ME), Alec Sirocki (Scarborough, ME), Burak Birand (Istanbul, Turkey), Sam Johnston (Seattle, WA), Dan Pierson (Hampton, NH), and coxswain Jillian Kloc (Elma, NY) teamed up to turn in a time of 6:42, while the boat of Willy Ramos (Spring, TX), Dave Brote (Sterling, MA), James Fleming (Longmeadow, MA), Jack Sternal (Westfield, NJ), Andrew Cunningham (Glastonbury, CT), Chase Cheston (West Newbury, MA), Paul Ciolek (South Hadley, MA), Nick Van Sciver (Wayland, MA) and coxswain Renee Lanza (Waterford, CT) checked in with a 6:54.1. Williams paced the three-boat event with a time of 6:30.4. The varsity four squad of Jeff Lessard (Mansfield, MA), Nate Efron (Fairport, NY), Justin Bales (Upland, CA), Adam Hoyt (Rochester, NY) and coxswain Jess Guyette (Spofford, NH) came in fifth (8:24.7) behind two crafts from Williams, as well as, one each from Rochester and Conn College. Ben Wilson (Palo Alto, CA), Alan Humphrey (Foxboro, MA), Rory Perkins (Worcester, MA), Landon Airey (Ashby, MA) and coxswain Darcy Del Dotto (Shrewsbury, MA) who raced to a 7:55.6 behind Conn College and ahead of Rochester in the novice four event. On Sunday, Men’s Crew rowed to a third place finish in a varsity eight race that included Rhode Island, Bates and Rochester at Lake Quinsigamond. Rhode Island posted the fastest time of 6:29.1. Moore, Johnson, Holak, Barat, Jackson, Kellermeier, Wimble, MacDonald and coxswain Moloney pooled their effort to finish third in a time of 6:37.6. The novice four had the best finish for the Crimson and Gray as Wilson, Humphrey, Perkins, Airey and coxswain Del Dotto turned in a 7:52.4 to best Rochester. In the second varsity eight race T. Hunter, F. Hunter, Mourkas, Theoharidis, Sirocki, Birand, Johnston, Pierson, and coxswain Kloc rowed to a second place finish (6:44) just 10.3 seconds ahead of the third varsity eight boat of Ramos, Brote, Fleming, Sternal, Cunningham, Cheston, Ciolek, Van Sciver and coxswain Lanza. Rhode Island and WPI went head-to-head in the varsity four with the Rams emerging victorious. The Engineer entry consisted of Lessard, Efron, Bales, Hoyt and coxswain Guyette. Men’s Crew returns to action on Saturday when they host Trinity, UNH and Bates before defending the Baker Cup and Class of 2009 Cup versus Tufts and RIT on Sunday. WPI has claimed the last four Baker Cups and looks to remain a perfect 3-for-3 in the Class of 2009 Cup.

Women’s Crew
In a battle of women's nationally and regionally ranked crews, top-rated Williams took home the Donahue Cup Saturday morning. Host WPI put on an impressive showing, placing second in the varsity eight. The Engineers, ranked eighth in the latest CRCA/USRowing Coaches Top 15, finished ahead of 14th ranked Simmons, Connecticut College and Franklin & Marshall in the regatta on Lake Quinsigamond. The varsity eight of Amy Loomis (Mahtomedi, MN), Suzanna Kelley (Attleboro MA), Macauley Kenney (North Yarmouth, MA), Caitlin Heindl (Bow NH), Bridget Stevens (Cropseyville, NY), Gabrielle Demac(Shrewsbury, MA), Mary Hesler (Glastonbury, CT), Lauren Laboissonniere (Smithfield, RI) and coxswain Emily Johnson (Gray, ME) turned in a time of 7:30.5, just under seven seconds in front of Simmons. Williams won the Cup in a time of 7:10. The second varsity eight comprised of Simone Staley (Delmar, NY), Dominique Throop (Fairfax Station, VA), Liz Audet (Terryville, CT), Brooke Cotta (Bristol, RI), Olivia Durand (East Freetown, MA), Elisabeth Boulanger (Grafton, MA), Denise Yalcin (Istanbul, Turkey), Dana Wolkiewicz (West Babylon, NY) and coxswain Sam O'Connor (Levittown, NY) finished third trailing Williams and Simmons. The Engineers cross the finishing line in 7:52.5. In addition to its national ranking in the coaches’ poll, WPI was fifth this past week in the initial NCAA Division III New England Regional rankings. The winning Ephs were first in the team rankings (top two boats) and also sported the top-ranked varsity eight boat. WPI's third varsity eight made up of Brianna Gillespie (Charlton, MA), Yunwen Sun (Jinan, China), Arianna Niro (Milford, MA, Rachael Matty(Pomfret, CT), Catherine Waple (Marlboro, MA), Kristen Schleier (Waterford, NY) Lindsay Hock (Wethersfield, CT), Victoria Stratton (Oxford, CT) and coxswain Jess Prashaw (East Greenbush, NY) also placed third. The boat was clocked with a time of 8:21.3. Finally, the novice eight of Yalcin, Throop, Audet, Cotta, Durand, Boulanger, Niro, Wolkiewicz and coxswain Prashaw rowed to a second place finish in a six-boat race with a time of 8:21.3. The varsity eight finished fifth in a race that was comprised of five regionally and nationally ranked Division III teams and a Division I squad on Sunday at Lake Quinsigamond. Bates, ranked second in the region by the NCAA and third in the most recent CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll, won the race in a time of 7:01.5. WPI entered the weekend fifth in the NCAA rankings and eighth in the coaches poll. Trinty finished second and Wellesley was third. Holy Cross, the Division I entry came home fourth. The team of Loomis, Kelley, Kenney, Heindl, Stevens, Demac, Hesler, Laboissonniere and coxswain Johnson took fifth in a time of 7:18.7 and was 15.6 seconds in front of Rochester. Loomis, Kelley, Kenney, Heindl and Johnson went on to win the varsity four defeating Rochester and Trinity as they rowed to an 8:18.8. WPI came in fifth in the second varsity eight as Staley, Throop, Audet, Cotta, Durand, Boulanger, Yalcin, Wolkiewicz and coxswain O'Connor posted a 7:53.9. Bates won followed by Wellesley, Trinity and Holy Cross. Rochester finished behind the Engineers. The Crimson and Gray were fourth in both the third varsity eight and novice eight as Trinity won each race. Gillespie, Sun, Niro, Matty, Waple, Schleier, Hock, Evy Simsek (Istanbul, Turkey) and coxswain Prashaw turned in an 8:26.7 for the third varsity eight squad. The novice eight lineup of Yalcin, Throop, Audet, Demac, Durand, Cotta, Niro, Wolkiewicz and Prashaw raced to an 8:20.7. Women's Crew hosts the NEWMAC Championships on Saturday morning and the Bernie Brown Cup versus Tufts on Sunday. Also heading to Lake Quinsigamond on Sunday will be RIT, William Smith, Skidmore, Washington College.

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